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Gunto sword translation please
Old 04-15-2018, 07:45 AM   #1
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Default Gunto sword translation please

This one is being offered locally and before I pursue it Id like to know more about it.

thanks for your time and expertise

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Old 04-15-2018, 10:30 AM   #2
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The smith is Masatada. Having the star stamp, it was traditionally made. Nice find.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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常陸正忠
Hitachi Masatada

Hi, Reeder3,

I've looked and looked and looked (via google, of course), but I just can't find anything for Hitachi Masatada. Do you have info on the smith?


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Old 04-15-2018, 12:52 PM   #4
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Okay .... had to put on my detective hat.

Mark Sesno's book, Japanese Swordsmiths A-M; p. 336 says:
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Masakatsu (正勝), Called "Hitachi Taro" (常陸太郎) Masatada (正忠), 2nd gen.
But I had to transcribe that because the search result page doesn't open..

So I'm guessing this smith used to be Masakatsu, but he was called "Hitachi Taro Masatada" .... and this blade is signed as Hitachi Masatada.

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I hope a sword expert can clear this up for us.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:25 AM   #5
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Gorgeous sword Congrats !
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